UK filmmaker Philip Traill, one of the participants of this year's Berlinale Talent Campus, has seen his short film Dangle selected as one of ten finalists for this year's German Short Film Awards (Nov 10).
Traill made his 5 minute 54 second short in Berlin in February after his script was one of four selected by Wim Wenders from 100 entered by Campus participants to be made during the Talent Campus. Dangle then went on to be chosen by the Campus talents as the "Talent Movie of the Week" at their closing event.
Normally, the nomination premium of Euros 12,500 would go to the film's producer who, in the case of Dangle, is the Berlinale Talent Campus itself. However, Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick declared that "although a completely surprising source of income would present itself here for the festival, we are nevertheless of the opinion that Phil Traill is naturally entitled to the nomination premium."
Dangle is also showing at festivals in Los Angeles and London as well as the Brief Encounters festival in Bristol, and its international distribution is being handled by the Hamburg-based Short Film Agency (Kurzfilmagentur Hamburg).
Traill, who was an English and Film Studies graduate from Newcastle University and one of four out of 5,000 applicants to win a place on Planet 24's graduate trainee scheme, has also worked as a director of commercials.
Other films nominated include Sven Taddicken's Einfach So Bleiben, Sikander Goldau's Fragile and Kamal Aljafari's Visit Iraq.